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KUDS01FLSS0 Dishwasher - tub slwoly filling with

Kitchenaid KUDS01FLSS0 Dishwasher - tub is slowly filling with water BETWEEN uses. (it's dry after the clean cycle finishes...a few hours later, there's water in the tub and if left undrained for more that a day, it leaks to the floor. Running a cancel cycle will drain the tub and the pump works fine. Is there a seal of some sort at the water intake that may have failed? What would cause this?

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Slow fill of water is due to the strainer clogging. Strainer is located on the body of the machine where the inlet water hose is connected.

Clean all the water flow tubes in the machine.Clean the solenoid valve opening also.

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Check your drain hose level. It should be at top dishwasher level

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